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What does it mean today to experience a work of art? Where can we turn in search of the genuine, the sincere, the truly accomplished? And even if we were to find them, would we know how to acknowledge their value?
The essays in See What I See are the fruits of a lifetime spent grappling with these questions. By turns lyrical and arch, they seek answers in the artistic achievements of the great masters—from Gaddis and Gass to Kubrick and Rohmer—as well as in less likely places.
For Greg Gerke, the nectar of aesthetic experience is found as often in the human body as in poetry or prose.
This new and expanded version of See What I See, with an introduction by noted scholar Steven Moore, is the perfect companion for the bookworm or cinephile.
GREG GERKE lives in Brooklyn, NY. His collection of stories Especially the Bad Things was published in the UK. in 2019.